The Leadership of Teams

The Leadership of Teams : How to Develop and Inspire High-performance Teamwork

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Teams are everywhere - business, industry, schools, hospitals and government. There are executive, management and cross-functional teams, as well as teams formed for specific tasks and projects. But when a team can succeed or fail on the quality and effectiveness of its leader, everyone will have a view on the leadership qualities that are most important.

So what makes a successful team? And what can leaders do to ensure that their teams collaborate effectively and are committed to the right goals?

The Leadership of Teams examines some of the most common challenges facing both teams and leaders, including:
* interpersonal challenges;
* working in a global context;
* different roles in different teams;
* multicultural teams; and
* coaching and developing team members.

Written by experienced academics and practitioners, The Leadership of Teams incorporates results from specially-commissioned surveys on team-working, organized by Ashridge Business School. Using examples from sport, the military, business and the charity sector, this book shows how the best leaders successfully inspire, support and work with their teams in order to produce peak performance.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22.1mm | 328g
  • Bloomsbury Business
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 147293587X
  • 9781472935878
  • 975,780

Table of contents


1. Teams - what and why!
2. Leadership and teams
3. The stages of team development
4. Team roles
5. Types of teams
6. Qualities and characteristics for effective team leaders and members
7. Building trust
8. Engaging the team
9. The emotional element
10. Teams and accountability
11. Influencing the team
12. Facilitating the team
13. Coaching the team
14. Managing challenging behaviour
15. Dealing with conflict
16. Change in teams
17. Dealing with politics in teams
18. Derailment

And finally, the future of teams
References and Booklist
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About Mike Brent

Mike Brent is an Adjunct Professor of Practice at Ashridge Executive Education, Hult international business school, and specialises in leadership, team-building, influencing, coaching and cross-cultural management. He is widely published in the areas of influencing, coaching and leadership.

Fiona Elsa Dent is a Professor of Practice at Ashridge, an independent trainer, executive coach and author who works with a range of organisations and clients on a national and international basis. She is the author of 12 books and teaches and consults on a broad spectrum of leadership, personal, interpersonal and relationship skills.
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